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pipeline vs renewables

KUZMINSKI: Refocus $500M From Pipelines To Renewables

VIEW FROM FLY CREEK

Refocus $500M

From Pipelines

To Renewables

By ADRIAN KUZMINSKI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

I attended a hearing recently in Binghamton on rate increases proposed by NYSEG for a number of projects, including a nearly three-fold expansion in the capacity of the DeRuyter gas pipeline serving Oneonta.

The hearing was run by the Public Service Commission (PSC), a New York State agency which is supposed to regulate utilities like NYSEG.

The atmosphere wasn’t very promising. The deserted streets and empty storefronts of downtown Binghamton were a reminder that the city, like much of Upstate, is a shadow of what it once was. The brutalist architecture of City Hall, where the hearing was held, evoked a prison rather than a civic space.

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